News Archives For January 2010

OPM Releases Plan on Veterans Employment
OPM Releases PlanThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a government wide Strategic Plan to increase support and access for Veterans seeking employment with the Federal government. more

Pentagon Shadow UAVs to Pakistan
Blackanthem Military NewsThe United States plans to provide Pakistan RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles to support their fight on extremists, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed today during a roundtable session with Pakistani reporters. more

U.S. Forces in Haiti to Grow to 20,000
Blackanthem Military NewsWASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – Roughly 20,000 U.S. troops will be supporting relief efforts in Haiti by Jan. 24, military officials said, adding to the 13,000-strong American force currently there. more

Aftershock Shakes Haiti
Blackanthem Military NewsPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (American Forces Press Service) – An early morning aftershock shook the sleeping soldiers here from their bags as the building swayed and creaked for a few seconds. more

Haitian Evacuees Sent to McGuire
Blackanthem Military NewsWASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., welcomed and provided resources for more than 500 evacuees from Haiti this weekend at an evacuation center created on base. more

Agency Prepares to Help Haiti
American Forces Press ServiceThe agency's Joint Logistics Operations Center is coordinating support with U.S. Southern Command. Southcom, in turn, is working with the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development to assess the need for humanitarian support. more

December Recruiting Successes
American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – The Defense Department rang out 2009 as a successful recruiting year with solid recruiting successes in all four active components in December, Pentagon officials announced today. more

Military Assesses Haiti Disaster
American Forces Press ServiceDefense Department officials are coordinating with their State Department counterparts to provide life-saving assistance in Haiti as quickly as possible after a devastating earthquake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince yesterday afternoon. more

Growing Optimism in Afghanistan
American Forces Press ServiceOptimism is on the rise in Afghanistan, with 90 percent of Afghans reporting in a new survey that they believe their country is headed in the right direction and support the Afghan national government. more

Strategy Year’s Greatest Challenge
American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – Executing the president’s strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan presents his biggest challenge, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told CNN host Fareed Zakaria today. more

USO Plans Family Centers
American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – USO officials plan to build family centers at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., and Fort Belvoir, Va., to continue the USO’s tradition of bringing troops a piece of home. more

Wounded Vets First Warrior Games
American Forces Press ServiceSome 200 wounded active duty members and military veterans will compete in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Defense Department officials announced today. more

U.S. Forces Iraq Stands Up
American Forces Press ServiceBAGHDAD (American Forces Press Service) – A New Year's Day ceremony here marked another evolution of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as five major command groups merged into a single headquarters command, U.S. Forces Iraq. more

Wounded Warriors Return to Iraq
American Forces Press ServiceAMP RAMADI, Iraq (American Forces Press Service) – Five severely wounded veterans returned to Iraq last week as part of the third installment of an evolving program to help wounded warriors heal from traumatic combat injuries. more

Obama Condemns Terrorists
American Forces Press ServicePresident Barack Obama condemned the Dec. 25 terrorist attempt on the United States in his first 2010 weekly radio address, vowing to bring those involved to justice and outlining steps the administration is taking to protect the American people. more

The Truth About the Health Care Bills
American Forces Press ServiceThe Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009, does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and... more

Free Computers Make Difference
American Forces Press ServiceAL ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (Army News Service) -- Sharing photos of karate practice or birthday parties, and stories of a visit by the Tooth Fairy are just some of the things possible with a computer. more

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